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Four Arrested After Two-Week Narcotic Distribution Investigation

Two were charged with intent to distribute heroin and distribution within 1,000 feet of the Forked River Elementary School

Four Forked River residents were arrested in relation to a two-week narcotic distribution investigation, Detective Sgt. Chris Cornelius said.

A motor vehicle stop was conducted on Friday, April 27 that led to the arrest of Ashley Frank, 19, Matthew Lonsdale, 30, Charles Dekker, 23 and Kurt Thatcher, 21. Following a search of the vehicle, police found narcotics including heroin, hypodermic syringes and other assorted drug paraphernalia.

Frank and Lonsdale were charged with possession of heroin, possession with intent to distribute heroin and distribution within 1,000 feet of the Forked River Elementary School.

Dekker was charged with possession of a hypodermic syringe. He also had an outstanding $25,000 Ocean County warrant.

Thatcher was charged with possession of a hypodermic syringe and having a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle.

Lonsdale and Thatcher were released on summonses. Frank was sent to the Ocean County Jail on $50,000 cash bail and Dekker was sent to jail in lieu of the warrant.

Frank has been previously arrested in relation to an and received a summons for in May 2011.

Lonsdale was and charged with possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia after a Clairmore Avenue drug raid.

Dekker was for breaking into a building on F street, theft and criminal mischief.

Dawn_me May 12, 2012 at 09:32 PM
oh I blame my daughter plenty .. if you were a parent you would to have nothing nice to say about someone who introduced your child to drugs .. in the past i hoped and hoped that Matt would get the help he needed and stay on the right path .. and it seems to not have happened yet .. no Pitty party for her either .. she does need to take responsibility for her actiaons ..
Dawn_me May 12, 2012 at 09:37 PM
we have been going through this for many years now .. and yes it is easy to point the blame at others .. I know that it is not Mr lonsdales fault that she began using drugs but i do regret moving to this area everyday of my life b/c she had not touched a drug a day of her life until they were togetehr .. i know she made her own decisions but he is the one who could get them.. yes it is hard to get over that .. I lost my daughter for a long time .. i am a supportive mother and this last time she started messing up was there for her 100% .. she is going to a detox/rehab program and hopefully from there will decide to stay in and continue to get as much rehabilitation as she possibly can i def will be pushing for it .. I always hoped Matt would get the help he needed and do right .. but i just never got to see it ..I still hope him nothing but sobriety and hopefully one day soon he will get sick of living the way he has been and stick with being and staying clean
Dan May 20, 2012 at 05:40 AM
Maybe they actually pay attention to where their tax dollars go? Or have read a paper in the last two years because the jail expansion was all over the news...
JOHNNY Done it May 21, 2012 at 02:45 PM
The first choice of taking drugs was not an addiction it was a poor choice.And poor company you keep..Than when someone tells a parent whether a teacher or neighbor. little Susie was doing this..The famous response not my child than you read about then doing something illegal. Than the correct answer is i told than & now..Now you are in denial.....
Blinksville USA May 22, 2012 at 06:19 PM
This is for all the people out there that think you,your kids & grandkids are so perfect.But one day it could be your children or grandkids or even you who are dealing/ using drugs or alcohol right in your own back yard or better yet, right in your house. So all of you that are making judgement calls should always remember this " what goes around comes around " . KARMA .I'd be very careful on how you judge others. I would like to know then if you would want your loved one to get tossed in jail for along time without getting the proper trial or help that they need for their "addiction"? I don't know the people that got arrested but I certainly do agree with you that this drug dealing/using in Lacey has to stop.This town has a real problem. It has for a very long time. But there are a few of you here on LP that think that these people are the only ones in Lacey that are dealing/using drugs.Are you kidding? I find it hard to believe that they are the only ones doing that. Have you ever heard what they call Lacey High School? It's called Heroin High School .Wow! Imagine that! That's one of the biggest problem areas around here. It looks like there are corrupt things going on right in your own LHS. Do you think it could be your relative thats dealing/selling or using in the hallways & bathrooms of Herion High School? It very well could be your kids (who you say) do nothing wrong that is dealing.I don't believe it's the ones that are mentioned above.Too old for HS students!!

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